Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
,000 guns. baltimore police have removed that significant number from city streets. investigator mike hellgren breaks down the statistics and what it all means. >> reporter: there has been a barrage of stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quiet
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
in oakland. much cooler to the west. still 56 in ocean city. temperatures right now, running about 10 to as much as 22 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. now, tomorrow, chilly. high pressure over the region. that means it am be -- will be a cool day tomorrow, especially compared to what we've seen the last few days. so don't forget your winter coat tomorrow. >> thank you. time to check in with kristy breslin for our first look at the roads. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents out there to deal with. first, loch raven at giddings avenue. also, york road at towson town boulevard. traveling falls road, we have a crash there at ruxton road as well. east 33rd at frisbee street. and as far as delays go, nothing too serious. but top side inner loop, to harford road, average speed with 30 miles purhour. and still slowing on the inner loop as well. from 95 to 70. let's take a live look. as you can see, a bit of congestion there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg.
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
, that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras. take this speed camera on cold spring lane, near falls road. it's nabbed 11,000 speeders, but some tickets had to be voided after the camera had recorded the wrong speeds. the city department of transportation says they're working with the company that operates these came ras to -- cameras, to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. delegate john cardin proposes each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors. and he wants to hold speed camera contractors responsible. each inneraccurate ticket, he says, should be held a $1,000 fine. >> i don't care who the contractor is. each contractor that shmake sure what they're doing is a legitimate system of monitoring the speed. >> reporter: derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> city officials say the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> time now for a look at traffic. kristy breslin has traffic control. >> reporter: well, we do have a couple of accidents to start
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
shot last night in west baltimore has died and city police are searching for a suspect. an officer heard shots fired. they found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound. it appears he was outside when he was approached by two unknown suspects. the man's family is being notified. >>> a fast moving fire in baltimore county leaves a family of 6 without a home. a quick thinking neighbor may have saved lives. >> here's what it sounds like when firefighters must evacuate this burning home. that horn confirmed what bystanders feared. this fire was dangerous, big and getting worse. >> there was a call for a may day but that was a mistake. just in the rear of the building. nobody knew where he was. everything is okay. >> two kids 13 and 9 were home alone watching tv. the neighbor was out walking his dogs. >> two kids come running out and said a fire. and i went around and tried to go back in and get the cat and i told them no. >> smoke turned to fire, ed may have saved their lives. not even five minutes. it was quick. almost like it exploded. >> the girlfriend who lives here tells